Under 19s 2021-05-11T04:58:44+00:00

Under 19s

Eliza started playing netball in grade 2 at St Mary’s  Primary School. Shortly after, Eliza moved to the Colac  Imperials where she played until she was 14 in both juniors and grade, then moved to the Colac Tigers to play junior and seniors again.  In between, Eliza has played for Barwon Region teams,  CDFNL  Interleague teams, Geelong Flyers,  Geelong Cougars and made the top 25 for state in 2019.  

Her parents are Eliza’s biggest influence on her netball career, driving countless hours to games, trainings and trials. They give her constant motivationand support to keep trying and bettering her skills, not only with netball but in her personal life as well.  

Something that not many people know about Eliza is that in 2017 she was fortunate enough to travel to Hawaii withnetfitnetball alongsideSarah wall, Kim green and Laura Langman to train and play netball with some other girls for around 10 days.  

Eliza Cahill
WA/C

Playing History:

-Started at U/11 @Lara

-U/13 Rep T.P

-U/13 Rep team

-U/15 rep

-U/15 Barwon Region T.P

-U/17 Barwon Region team

-2020 A Grade Squad @Lara

-BSA squad

What’s your favourite thing about the game?

I love meeting and hearing new perspectives from all different coach’s, and them picking up little things that other coach’s haven’t spotted before. As well as meeting life time friends along the way.

If you had to name one person who had an influence on your netball career, who would it be?

My Mother, she has always told me to follow my dream and never forced me to trial for a team, as she feels it’s your own career and you should be in charge of what you do

What’s your favourite netball achievement – team and personal?

  • Winning finals that have been unexpected
  • Being selected for teams that were also unexpected

What do you do outside of netball?

Working, playing with my dog

Sharni Van Doren
WA/C

Playing History:

I started playing netball for school in Year 2, joined South Barwon a few years later and have been playing there ever since. I have played and captained the GFNL Representative team and was fortunate enough to be part of the Barwon Region Representative team in 2019. I joined the Geelong Flyers in 2020.

What’s your favourite thing about the game?

I love being part of a team and building friendships along the way.

If you had to name one person who had an influence on your netball career, who would it be?

My parents have been an important influence because they take time to help me pursue my dreams.

What’s your favourite netball achievement – team and personal?

My favourite netball achievement to date is making it into the Geelong Cougars.

I have recently started coaching an 11U team at South Barwon.

What do you do outside of netball?

I enjoy other sports – tennis, swimming and rowing, as well as walking my dog, catching up with friends and playing the piano.

What would be one interesting fact not many would know about you?

I lived in England for two years and started school there.

Tegan Line
GA/GS/WA

Playing History:
I started playing netball when I was 8 for my local club Harrow Balmoral in the Horsham and District league where I played from under 11s to A grade. When I was 13, I tried out for interleague and represented HDFNL for 4 years. I went on to represent Wimmera Mallee at state titles for several years also. I then spent a couple years with Northern Zone academy and the Geelong flyers program. I moved to Melbourne in year 11 and played APS netball for Wesley College and went undefeated in 2019. I played for Chisholm at state titles and Ariels VNL under 19s team in 2019. I also learnt a lot from the country u/19 academy squad.

What’s your favourite thing about the game?

I love how netball allows for you to be very competitive and being in a team environment you get to meet new people from all over the state.

If you had to name one person who had an influence on your netball career, who would it be?

My Mum and Dad as they have sacrificed a lot over the years to drive me to and from trainings and games.

What’s your favourite netball achievement – team and personal?

My favourite netball achievement is hard to pick between my U/17 Harrow Balmoral team who won the Grand Final in 2018 or Wesley Firsts team who went undefeated in 2019. My favourite personal achievement would be being named captain of my U/19 VNL team at Ariels.

What do you do outside of netball?

Outside of Netball I like to spend time with friends and family and help out on the farm.

What would be one interesting fact not many would know about you?

I can eat a lot of dim sims. My current record in one sitting is around 13.

Ella Rees
GD/GK

Age: 17 as of the 26th of Jan 2021
Playing History (from the beginning of your netball till now):
2012 – Grade 3/4 comp Barwon Swift monkeys GBNC 2013 – Grade 3/4 comp Barwon Swift monkeys GBNC 2014 – Grade 5/6 comp Clairvaux team GBNC 2015 – Under 11’s Division 1 at St Mary’s & Under 11 interleague team & U/11 Clairvaux Rep team at primary school sports State finals 2016 – Under 13’s Division 2 at GCNA Rep team and Under 13’s Division 2 at St Mary’s 2017 – Under 13’s Division 1 at GCNA Rep team and Under 13’s Division 1 at St Mary’s 2018 – Under 15’s Division 1 at GCNA Rep team and Under 15’s Division 2 at St Mary’s 2019 – Under 15’s Division 1 at GCNA Rep team, Under 15’s Division 1 at St Mary’s, Central West Netball Vic Talent Academy and Barwon Region U/15 State team 2020 – Under 17’s Division 1 at Flyer’s, Under 17’s Division 1 at St Mary’s and Central West Netball Vic Talent Academy

What’s your favourite thing about the game?
What I love about netball is playing in a team environment, it’s the best when you and all your friends accomplish something together.

If you had to name one person who had an influence on your netball career, who would it be?
Someone who has had an influence on my netball career would be my mum, she has coached and driven me to training and games for so long, I couldn’t have continued netball without her.

What’s your favourite netball achievement – team and personal?
My favourite team achievement would when we won the Under 15 Div 2 GFL premiership in 2018 and my favourite personal achievement would be getting into the Cougars J

What do you do outside of netball?
Outside of netball I love to hang out with friends and family

What would be one interesting fact not many would know about you?
My birthday is the same day as Australia day.

Isabelle Grapsas
GA/GS

Kiahna is sixteen years old and started playing netball at South Barwon Football Netball Club when she was 11 years old where she has been playing ever since. Kiahna played in the GFNL and the Barwon  Region representative teams over the past four years as well as playing with the Geelong Flyers. Her favourite part about netball is the people you meet and the fact that you get to work in a team to achieve something together. Kiahna’s favourite netball achievement to date is making it into  Geelong Cougars. Outside of netball, Kiahna works at Schnitz  and enjoys spending time with friends and family and a fact that not many people would know is that Kiahna was born with extra fingers, one on each hand next to her  pinky  finger. She had them removed when she was a couple of months old. 

Kiahna  Fallon
WD/C

Sixteen year old Brooke began playing netball for her Durack Primary School team in Darwin 2015, followed by Federals Netball Club Alice Springs from 2015 to 2019. Brooke has already achieved so much at such a young age, including representing Northern Territory at National Netball Champions in 2017 & 2018, where she was chosen in the 17 & U Australian National Netball Squad in 2018.

Brooke’s favourite thing about netball is the feeling she gets when intercepting a pass, and believes the person who has had the most influencer on her career to-date is Australian Diamond Caitlyn Thwaites.

Outside of netball Brooke enjoys going to the gym and hanging with her friends, and says one thing not many know about her is that she is a twin!

Brooke Wilson

GS/GA

Seventeen years old, Charlotte started playing netball at 10 years old and played for two teams; Lake Wendouree and Brown Hill. She played for these clubs all through juniors while also playing in Ballarat representative teams, and then played into their senior grades. Charlotte’s favourite thing about netball is meeting so many new people and so many friends, of all ages, through the sport. Her older sister has had  a  big  influence on Charlotte’s netball career, if her sister didn’t start playing it first with her friends, Charlotte probably would never have started playing it as early or as young as she did. Charlotte’s favourite netball achievement was making it into the state under 17 team and winning the  Athlete’s  Foot Cup with her team.

Charlotte Todd

WD/C

Lily is eighteen years and has competed in netball for 10 years, starting at Alvie Netball Club in juniors. Lily progressed to the Flyers Program along with representing Barwon Region state titles team whilst playing seniors at her local club.  Lily loves how netball allows you to constantly see improvement in yourself along with your teammates which makes it a rewarding experience. Lily’s mum had a big influence on her netball career, as she  sacrifices a lot of time through driving her to trainings and games.  Lily’s greatest netball achievements have been winning 7 junior grand finals and an A grade grand final with her 2 older sisters.

Lily Eldridge

GK/GD

Emma began junior netball with Allansford FNC. During her time with the club she played U/13, U/15, A Reserve and A Grade. Emma won U13 BF, U15 BF twice, Rising Star in Seniors, A Reserve BF and A Grade Runners up. In 2018, she also played U15 for South Warrnambool and in 2019 her team won the premiership for U17. The last 2 years Emma has played for Hampden League Representative Team and Western Region State Team and she has been a part of the Western Region Talent Academy for the last years. Emma  loves the preparation and the nervous energy you feel before a game as well as the competitive nature and the feeling you get after a good win. Emma’s sister Georgie had the biggest influence on her netball career because when Emma was little, she would follow everything thing her big sister did. 

Emma Stacey

 GK/GD

Playing History (from the beginning of your netball till now):
I began playing netball for my primary school when I was in Prep.   In 2015 I was selected in the School Sports Victoria team.   I have played representative netball for the GFL since Under 11 and have played for the Barwon Region State Titles team.   I have played for the Geelong Flyers in their open team at Parkville.  I currently play for Geelong Cougars U/19s  and St Marys in A Grade and APS for my school Geelong College.

What’s your favourite thing about the game?
I love being part of a team and building great friendships.  Netball has allowed me to meet so many new people in all the different teams I am a part of.

If you had to name one person who had an influence on your netball career, who would it be?
I have been lucky to have had a number of great coaches many of them have taught me different things that together have helped me to develop as a player.

What’s your favourite netball achievement – team and personal?
In 2015 when I was selected in the School Sports Victoria team and we won the Australian Title that year in Perth.  I was also awarded Victoria’s play of the tournament and the same year received the School Sports Victoria Netballer of the Year award.

What do you do outside of netball?
Enjoy spending time with my friends and watching Netflix

Tess Campigli

GA/WA

Playing History:

Started playing netball in year 2 at St Marys Primary School, Colac. Then, when in year 6, began playing with the Colac Tigers in the GFNL in the under 13’s. I have progressed through to be top age 17’s this year. Have also played Geelong Rep, Barwon Rep and Flyers.

What’s your favourite thing about the game?

The competitiveness and challenge of playing; and I love meeting new people.

If you had to name one person who had an influence on your netball career, who would it be?
My aunties, Hope Carmody and Sara Hay have had the biggest influence on my netball.

What’s your favourite netball achievement?

Playing in the under 17 grand final in 2019.

What do you do outside of netball?

Catching up with family and friends.

Ava Cuolahan
GD/WD

Extended Squad

The Extended Squad program is a new initiative for the Geelong Cougars in 2018. The program aimes to provide an insight for players about the requirements of competing at VNL level, along with further development and coaching to support players in taking the next step in their netball journey. All Extended Squad players are invited to participate in the full pre-season program, including the strength and conditioning sessions.

Once the season commences, training sessions will be tailored to suit the club’s needs and the necessary development goals of Extended Squad players, with their involvement tailored accordingly.

Age: 14

Playing History:
St Marys Year 6 Netball, Birregurra Football Netball Club 4 years, CDFNL Under 13’s and 15’s, played Geelong Flyers 1 season and Training Partner for Geelong Cougars

What’s your favourite thing about the game?

Playing with the team and playing with new people

If you had to name one person who had an influence on your netball career, who would it be?

Karen Hart (Birregurra Netball Coach) and Tracey Dunstan (Geelong Flyers)

What’s your favourite netball achievement – team and personal?

Shooting 1000 goals during 2019 year for BFNC

What do you do outside of netball?

Swimming, cricket, basketball

What would be one interesting fact not many would know about you?

That I like playing piano

Tully Bethune
GA/GS

Playing History:

I began playing for Western Gems netball club at the age of 8 years old and moved up through to play for their division 1 team for a few seasons. During my time at gems I played in the Wyndham representative squad during u15s and u17s while also being selected for the Elmer regional squad through this time. I have been involved in the Netball Victoria Talent Academy for the past two years as well as playing in the Geelong Flyers squad. I also play for Newtown and Chilwell’s u17s team in the gfl league.

What’s your favourite thing about the game?

Making new friendships and meeting so many different people through netball.

If you had to name one person who had an influence on your netball career, who would it be?

My parents have had the biggest influence on my netball career with their constant support and guidance.

What’s your favourite netball achievement – team and personal?

My favourite team achievement is winning the grand final for a number of clubs whilst my favourite netball achievement for myself would be winning league best and fairest.

What do you do outside of netball?

Outside of netball I love spending time with my friends and travelling with my family.

What would be one interesting fact not many would know about you?

I want to become a lawyer once I finish school.

Tiana Galea
WA/C/WD

Playing History:
Began playing at the age of 7 in a school team, then played at Geelong west from U11 to U13 and moved to St Marys and played top age U13 till now there.

What’s your favourite thing about the game?
Getting to play with my friends and watch everyone takes a different journey in netball but all still enjoying the game

If you had to name one person who had an influence on your netball career, who would it be?
My mum, she supports me in everything that I do and aims to get the best out of me when I think I can’t.

What’s your favourite netball achievement – team and personal?
Winning the 2019 GFL U17 grand final with St Marys

What do you do outside of netball?
I work and hang out with my friends and love going to the beach in summer

Eliza Keast
C/WA/WD

Playing history:
I started playing netball when I was around the age of 7 and continued to play from then on. I played for The Hamilton Kangaroos in the Hampden league for 6 years before moving to Geelong at the start of 2020 to then play for Newtown and Chilwell. When playing for Hamilton, I represented the Hampden inter league teams as well as representing the SWAS netball academy. At the Hamilton Kangaroo’s I won best and fairest in 2017 and 2018 as well as winning two premierships in the 2019 season. In 2019 I was selected in the Netball Vic talent academy, training into 2020 and 2021. This year I am currently playing in the Geelong flyers division one side and continuing to play for Newtown and Chilwell as well as hopefully playing in the 1st team for the Geelong college APS side again this year.

Why do I play netball and what do I enjoy about the sport:
My favourite thing about netball is how you can individually push yourself and try to get the most out of your training and games, as well as being surrounded by like-minded people who will inspire you to do better. I enjoy netball because it is an outlet from other things like school and work as well as being a sport that you can continually get better at and improve on.

Favourite netball achievement:
My personal favourite netball achievement is when I make any team that I work hard to get into as it citifies why you train and play also being when I won the best and fairest.  As a team my favourite achievement would be when we won two premierships and the feeling after.

Life outside of netball:
Outside of netball I play basketball and love to spend time with my family and friends as well as doing things like walking the dog or going for a run etc.

An interesting fact not many people would know about me:
I have a younger sister who looks very similar to me

Taylor Bowie
WD/C/WA

Age: 17

Playing History:

Macedon Ranges Netball Association- U9s, U11s, U13s, U15s and Representative Squad (Tournaments)

Sunbury Sonics – U11s

St Thereses – U13s, U15s, U17s

Gisborne Rookies – U15s, U17s

Gisborne Netball Football League- U17s

RDFNL, BFNL Interleague

State Titles- Elmer and North Central

RDFNL squad- QLD tournament

Geelong Flyers

What’s your favourite thing about the game?

Opportunity to meet new people and play as a team

If you had to name one person who had an influence on your netball career, who would it be?

Madeleine Stewart

What’s your favourite netball achievement – team and personal?

Team- finishing fourth on the ladder and making it to the grand final

Personal- winning the RDFNL best and fairest in two consecutive years.

What do you do outside of netball?

Waterskiing

What would be one interesting fact not many would know about you?

Has PWC licence

Amity Drayton
GA/WA

Age: 16

Playing History:

  • 2009 – 2010: Net Set Go
  • Played all representative teams for 2 years in each of under 9s (11-12), under 11s (13-14) and under 13s (15-16)
  • 2017: Played for Girgarre under 15s KDL (Girgarre Football Netball Club Best and Fairest. Grand Finalist, and two best on court in the final medals)
  • 2018: Played for Kyabram bombers GVL U15s and got selected in the Bendigo Academy of Sport. Got selected into the KNA Rep team. (Won Players player for u/15s Kyabram Bombers GVL)
  • 2019: went off and played for Mooroopna U/17s GVL (filled in for A and B grade) and was my second year of Bendigo Academy of Sport. This same year I also played in the GV interleague team winning Echuca, Kyabram and Wodonga Champions, as well as playing U/15s Goulburn Region State team (runners up). (Sports star of the year nomination, Mooroopna Football)
  • Netball club, captain, U17 runner up best and fairest and playing in the A grade finals against Echuca bombers)
  • 2020: I played for Mooroonpa U17s GVL but didn’t get the oppourtunity to play seniors due to COVID-19. I was also a part of the Victorian Netball Talent Academy. (U17 Mooroopna Captain and sports star of the year nomination)
  • 2021: I am in the Mooroopna U17s GVL team as well as being a part o the senior squad and playing for the VNL Geelong Cougars. It will also be my second year of playing in the Vic Netball Talent Academy

What’s your favourite thing about the game?

I enjoy being able to build strong friendships and making new bonds on and off the court. Meeting and getting to know people are something I enjoy, as I get to form new friendships in and out of the team.

If you had to name one person who had an influence on your netball career, who would it be?

One person who has had an influence on my netball career would be my mother. Back in the day before she ruptured both of Achilles, she was a strong, passionate, determined player who always did well in every gam she played. When I was younger I always wanted to be like her and one day play on the same team. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen due to injuries. Mum has been my coach for many years and has helped me and pushed me even when I didn’t want to train or play to get the best out of myself.

Jazmin Clark
GA/GS

Playing History:
I played at brown hill for many years ever since I was in prep – 2010. Then joined lakers and played there since I was 9 (2013) and played there for 7 years as a junior player. Played seniors for brown hill for a few years. I played interleague (BFNL) for over 4 years (2013). I have been and apart of the talent academy squad in 2019, 2020/2021. Played for Central highlands at state titles for the last 2 years – 2019,2020

What’s your favourite thing about the game?
The group of girls I get to meet during my journey and the wonderful friends I have received for life will have to be one of favourite things about playing netball. As soon as you walk on the court, the atmosphere really makes you enjoy the games more especially with a loud crowd and the support from your teammates. The adrenaline that builds up inside of you when you’re going for a ball or running for a pass is the best feeling.

If you had to name one person who had an influence on your netball career, who would it be?
Kate Moloney: Encouraging, hardworking and a very good leader

What’s your favourite netball achievement – team and personal?
Winning local comp grand final, the crowd went wild and ran onto the court when we won and I got to achieve this win with the best bunch of girls.

What do you do outside of netball?
I also play a bit of basketball

What would be one interesting fact not many people would know about you?
I snow ski

Rosie Todd
C/WD/WA

Home Club: St Marys’

Goals: To continue to develop my netball and make VNL

Role Model: My mum

Favourite Player: Emily Mannix

Hayley Peck
GD/GA